The former U.S Secretary of State Colin Powell has labeled Republican presidential, nominee, Donald Trump as “national disgrace and an international pariah.”
Colin Powel in his leaked e-mails also described Trump as racist.
The former secretary of state tore into Trump as an embarrassing figure to represent the United States.
“Trump is a national disgrace and an international pariah,” Powell wrote in June.
“He appeals to the worst angels of the GOP nature and poor white folks,” Powell wrote in another email.
As Trump’s lead in the Republican primary solidified, Powell complained to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria about the network’s political coverage.
“That’s what the 99% believe. When Trump couldn’t keep that up he said he also wanted to see if the certificate noted that he was a Muslim,” Powell wrote in an August email.
The messages, the existences of which were first reported by BuzzFeed and The Intercept, were posted to DCleaks, an organization affiliated with other recent hacks of high-profile figures.
The emails are notable for their candor about Trump. Powell, who oversaw the State Department during the beginning of George W. Bush’s administration, hasn’t endorsed Trump and has largely sidestepped questions about his thoughts on the controversial GOP nominee.
Powell also lampooned Trump’s proposal that he could win over the African-American population.